EC351-6-SP-CO:
Mathematical Economics

The details
2019/20
Economics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
20 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
EC251
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Key module for

BSC L101SK Economics

Module description

This course is designed to expand on the mathematical techniques developed in EC251.

Module aims

The aim is to provide students with additional mathematical tools, enabling them to analyse a larger, richer, and more interesting set of economic models. Following a review and extension of the optimization techniques and integration studied in EC251, the main focus of the course is on methods for studying dynamic economic problems. Rather than concentrate exclusively on mathematical techniques, intuition for how and why these techniques work will be developed through application to specific economic problems.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to apply the mathematical techniques covered to describe formally and analyse relevant economic problems, and to discuss the economic intuition underlying the analysis. In completing the course test, students will demonstrate their problem-solving analytical and deductive skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

One 2-hour lecture and one class per week in one term. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance.

Bibliography

  • Hoy, Michael; Libernois, J.; McKenna, C.; Rees, R.; Stengos, T. (c2011) Mathematics for economics, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Test
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Whichever is the Greater: EITHER 50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark OR 100 per cent Exam Mark IF Coursework Mark is a pass or better

Reassessment

Whichever is the Greater: EITHER 50 per cent Coursework Mark, 50 per cent Exam Mark OR 100 per cent Exam Mark IF Coursework Mark is a pass or better

Module supervisor and teaching staff
Lectures & classes: Dr Maria Psyllou
For further information, send an email message to ueco@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Dr Hui Pan
Coventry University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 32 hours, 30 (93.8%) hours available to students:
2 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Economics

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